Chrome OS Released With CR-48

The most awaited Chrome OS is released along with the new test notebook – Cr-48. Chrome OS is still not available for the public now.

Google unveiled the unbranded Cr-48 yesterday during the Chrome event. The Cr-48 is the test notebook that Google designed for the Pilot program, to test drive Chrome OS. Cr-48 is not available for sale now and Google distributes this notebook for the participants of the Pilot program.

It’s ready when you are, booting in about 10 seconds and resuming from sleep instantly. There’s built-in Wi-Fi and 3G, so you can stay connected everywhere, and a webcam for video chat. The vibrant 12-inch LCD display, full-size keyboard and oversized touchpad let you enjoy the web comfortably. And at just 3.8 pounds with over eight hours of active usage and a week of standby time, it’s easy to take along for the ride.


The CR-48 misses Spinning disks, caps-lock key, function keys, and lap burns. The Caps Lock key is replaced by a search key, while in place of the function keys there are a few action keys. It will take some time for us to get used to this new keyboard layout. As said before the notebook is not branded and it is plain. Cr-48 is a isotope of the element Chromium. They would have chosen this to refer to the chromium project. However this unbranded version has a hidden news too. Google may not be entering the hardware market.

What do you think about the Chrome OS and the Cr-48. Is it a game changer ? More coverage coming on the chrome OS soon. Till then comment your views on the topic. Dude ! you are gaining a backlink.